UJALA - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Which state's CM announced a scheme of Unnat Jeevan(UJALA) for distribution of LED lights?

a. HP
b. UP
c. MP
d. AP
Answer  Explanation 


Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched a scheme allowing distribution of LED tubelights and energy-efficient fans as part of an initiative to promote energy saving.

The LED tubelights and fans would be distributed under ‘Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All’ (UJALA) scheme, which is an extension of old domestic efficient lighting programme.

The cost per tube light would be INR 230 along-with three years free replacement warrantee.

The BEE 5-star 50-watt fan will replace the conventional 75-watt ceiling fan.

It will cost INR 1,150, along with two-years free replacement warranty, thus saving 33 per cent electricity.

The government had earlier launched a scheme to distribute subsidised CFL bulbs and LED lights, which helped in saving energy worth about INR 200 crore and the present initiative is an extension of that scheme.

UJALA was an integral part of energy conservation initiative of the state government and had been very successfully adopted by the people of the state.

2)   What is the name of the national LED programme launched for relaxing 77 crore incandescent lamps with LED bulbs?

a. Ujala
b. Ujwala
c. Roshini
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 


National LED programme called Ujala with the target of replacing 77 crore incandescent maps across 12 states with light bulbs will give a successful lease of life to DELP. As part of this programme, nearly 7.47 crore LED bulbs have been distributed across the nation resulting in energy saving of more than 2.66 crore kWh each year and reducing 21,550 tonnes of CO2 per day which will have cost savings of INR 10.64 crore each day.